During 1969, I was employed as a program manager for an...

During 1969, I was employed as a program manager for an aerospace firm. Upon returning to California from an eastern business trip, I was informed that several anticipated contracts had failed to materialize and a major reduction in personnel was necessary. My duties were to be assumed by our general manager, and I was given two weeks to find new employment. The abruptness of this decision caught me somewhat by surprise, and I was immediately beset with fear that I would not be able to find comparable employment in the aerospace industry or might be unemployed for an extended period of time.

Recognizing the error of this thought, I immediately turned to my Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy for help and guidance. Two thoughts quickly caught my eye. The first was from Isaiah (41:10): "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." The second was from Miscellaneous Writings by Mrs. Eddy (p. 307): "Never ask for to-morrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment."

As I studied these, and correlative passages that came to my attention, fear and any sense of resentment vanished. I determined that I would read the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly and spend each morning studying my Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings to further enlarge my understanding of the spiritual nature of man, his place, and his true sense of substance and activity.

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Testimony of Healing
I became a student of Christian Science when a member of my...
March 24, 1973

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